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Updated : January 25, 2019 07:50 AM IST

Indian stocks looked set for a positive start on Friday, tracking cues from Asia, buoyed by gains in US technology shares, but gains are likely to be capped by worries over slowing growth in Europe and caution ahead of several key events next week including US-China trade talks. At 07:10 AM, SGX Nifty, an early indicator of the Nifty 50's trend in India, was up 0.37 percent at 10.926, indicating a positive start for the Indian market.

1. Asia: MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.2 percent. The index was headed for a loss of 0.1 percent this week. Australian stocks climbed 0.5 percent, South Korea's KOSPI added 0.7 percent. Japan's Nikkei advanced 1 percent. (Image Source: Reuters/ Caption Credit: Reuters)
1. Asia: MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.2 percent. The index was headed for a loss of 0.1 percent this week. Australian stocks climbed 0.5 percent, South Korea's KOSPI added 0.7 percent. Japan's Nikkei advanced 1 percent. (Image Source: Reuters/ Caption Credit: Reuters)
2. US: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 22.38 points, or 0.09 percent, to 24,553.24, the S&P 500 gained 3.63 points, or 0.14 percent, to 2,642.33 and the Nasdaq Composite added 47.70 points, or 0.68 percent, to 7,073.46. (Image Source: Reuters/ Caption Credit: Reuters)
2. US: The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 22.38 points, or 0.09 percent, to 24,553.24, the S&P 500 gained 3.63 points, or 0.14 percent, to 2,642.33 and the Nasdaq Composite added 47.70 points, or 0.68 percent, to 7,073.46. (Image Source: Reuters/ Caption Credit: Reuters)
3. Market At Close On Thursday: Indian shares shrugged off weakness in the last hour of Thursday's trade to settle with minor gains. Benchmark indices were supported in large part by index heavyweight Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Yes Bank, Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys. The broader NSE Nifty50 rose 0.17 percent to 10,849.80, while the BSE Sensex gained 0.24 percent to settle at 36,195.10. (Image Source: Reuters)
3. Market At Close On Thursday: Indian shares shrugged off weakness in the last hour of Thursday's trade to settle with minor gains. Benchmark indices were supported in large part by index heavyweight Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), Yes Bank, Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys. The broader NSE Nifty50 rose 0.17 percent to 10,849.80, while the BSE Sensex gained 0.24 percent to settle at 36,195.10. (Image Source: Reuters)
4. Crude Oil: US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 51 cents to settle at $53.13 a barrel, a 0.97 percent gain. Brent crude futures fell 5 cents to settle at $61.09 a barrel. (Image Source: Reuters/ Caption Credit: Reuters)
4. Crude Oil: US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 51 cents to settle at $53.13 a barrel, a 0.97 percent gain. Brent crude futures fell 5 cents to settle at $61.09 a barrel. (Image Source: Reuters/ Caption Credit: Reuters)
5. Rupee: The rupee closed at 71.07, up by 27 paise against the dollar on Thursday. (Image Source: Stock Image)
5. Rupee: The rupee closed at 71.07, up by 27 paise against the dollar on Thursday. (Image Source: Stock Image)
6. Dollar: The dollar nudged up 0.05 percent to 109.67 yen and on track to end the week little changed. (Image Source: Reuters/ Caption Credit: Reuters)
6. Dollar: The dollar nudged up 0.05 percent to 109.67 yen and on track to end the week little changed. (Image Source: Reuters/ Caption Credit: Reuters)
7. FIIs & DIIs: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) sold shares worth Rs 94.5 crore while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 390 crore in the Indian equity market on January 24. (Image Source: Stock Image)
7. FIIs & DIIs: Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) sold shares worth Rs 94.5 crore while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought shares worth Rs 390 crore in the Indian equity market on January 24. (Image Source: Stock Image)
8. Piyush Goyal To Meet Head Of PSU Banks: Goyal, who has been given an additional charge of the finance ministry on Wednesday in the absence of Arun Jaitley, is scheduled to meet chiefs of the state-owned banks on Monday to review financial performance of the banks. Among the key issues, the meeting will take up the matter of credit flow to MSMEs, agriculture and retail sectors. (Image Source: Reuters/ Caption Credits: PTI)
8. Piyush Goyal To Meet Head Of PSU Banks: Goyal, who has been given an additional charge of the finance ministry on Wednesday in the absence of Arun Jaitley, is scheduled to meet chiefs of the state-owned banks on Monday to review financial performance of the banks. Among the key issues, the meeting will take up the matter of credit flow to MSMEs, agriculture and retail sectors. (Image Source: Reuters/ Caption Credits: PTI)
9. NDA May Fall Short Of Lok Sabha Majority: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will emerge as the largest group in a parliamentary election expected in the next few months but will fall short of a majority required to rule, a new nationwide survey showed on Thursday. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance is forecast to win 233 parliament seats of the 543 at stake, the poll said, short of the half-way mark of 272. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credits: Reuters)
9. NDA May Fall Short Of Lok Sabha Majority: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will emerge as the largest group in a parliamentary election expected in the next few months but will fall short of a majority required to rule, a new nationwide survey showed on Thursday. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance is forecast to win 233 parliament seats of the 543 at stake, the poll said, short of the half-way mark of 272. (Image Source: Reuters/Caption Credits: Reuters)
10. Centre May Announce A Farmer's Package: The government will soon announce a package for farmers to boost their income, Minister of State for Agriculture Parshottam Rupala said on Thursday amid speculations that the Centre is considering various measures to address distress in the farm sector. The minister, however, did not clarify whether the relief package would be part of the upcoming Budget on February 1 or it will be announced before that. (Image Source: Stock Image/Caption Credits: PTI)
10. Centre May Announce A Farmer's Package: The government will soon announce a package for farmers to boost their income, Minister of State for Agriculture Parshottam Rupala said on Thursday amid speculations that the Centre is considering various measures to address distress in the farm sector. The minister, however, did not clarify whether the relief package would be part of the upcoming Budget on February 1 or it will be announced before that. (Image Source: Stock Image/Caption Credits: PTI)
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